Joining as the very first Head of the Pelorus Foundation, Justine Williams brings over 30 years’ of experience from the UK voluntary sector to the charity – and a wealth of knowledge in NGO fundraising, communications and marketing.
Prior to joining Pelorus, Justine led fundraising and marketing teams in a range of UK and international charities, including Plan International, ActionAid, Practical Action and UK environmental charity Garden Organic. Driving positive change, Justine has sourced funding to support people living in some of the poorest parts of the world – working with local community-based partners to help combat the effects of climate change, protect our environment and ensure long-term bio-diversity through environmentally conscious and sustainable projects.
Justine said: “I am delighted to join Pelorus Foundation, a very special organisation that funds conservation and environmental projects that are close to my heart. Working together with our supporters and project partners, I look forward help building the Foundation and raising essential funds to support impactful projects. And of course, the bigger picture – helping to create a more sustainable world for people and wildlife, whilst conserving and protecting our planet for generations to come”.
Like most of the Pelorus team, Justine has travelled extensively – for work and pleasure, and has spent time in some of the world’s poorest and most remote communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America – meeting local project partners and seeing the impact funds have had on sustainable poverty alleviating projects.
Justine is also a qualified yoga teacher, and member of a contemporary dance company, and a trustee of Cherwell Theatre Company.